tv [untitled] October 9, 2011 1:30am-2:00am PDT
pick sides. i will be supporting this legislation and i am an original co-sponsor so i will stick with it. i believe that this, converse to was supervisor chu was saying, this is a step in the right direction. although she is voting no, i will be voting yes. but voting yes and looking very critically at what the unintended consequences will be so that we can continue to better our best and refine all ordinances, not just this ordinance in particular, but all ordinances, so that we can continue to create an environment that is both equitable for all members and also hospitable to small businesses here in the city and county of san francisco. so i look forward to continuing
to work with our business leaders, our labor leaders, the mayor's office, as well as assembly member tom and colleagues on the board of supervisors. this is only the beginning. trust me, this issue is very complicated. we will continue to fine tune it. i want to encourage members to continue to work together so that we can continue to better our best. thank you. president chiu: roll-call vote. h aye. e no. supervisor farrell: no. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor mar: -- supervisor mirkarimi: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: no.
president chiu: this ordinance is passed on the first reading. what'll we go to our 3:30 special ordinance? we have a special commendation from -- madam clerk, could you remind me who is from? >> is from supervisor kim. supervisor kim: thank you. i think that there are people out in the hallway so united players and members of their family, i see you here. if you want to come in at this time. last wednesday, we had a loss in our community and our city. eric in passed away on
september 28. he was a son, community member, artist, and worker for many of us in the city. and also a dear friend of mine. upon hearing on his sighting at -- upon hearing of a sudden passing last wednesday, there was a community outpouring of support, love, and sadness for our loss. e was not only someone who was a friend, but an angel in our community. someone who game -- sony gave countless hours to our youth and families, acting as a tutor who, working at united players for many years, and also at west egg and being one of the goodest people i have ever met. i am truly saddened for his loss. i am sorry, i was going to try
to keep it together. i know that many of our members and young people miss him as well. i have a lot more to say about him, but i do not think i can finish. we have a certificate to honor -- we have an immemorial -- an in memoriam that is co-sponsored by others. the amount of care that he had for citizens was unbelievable. i have known him since his work supporting artists and his love of music. as a school board member, he would call me all the time to check up on students to see if i could help them. in talking to counselors, i remember one student who was always late to high school because she had to draw of all for siblings to go to school. he was concerned because her grades were slipping. he always made sure that people
were looking out for all the students he took care of. i just want to recognize his leadership and his love. he is a mission high school grad and a die-hard giants fan. in remembrance of e, a dedicated community worker, artist, and friend, he dedicated more than 20 years of commitment as a youth manager and performance artist. he was a man the was deeply and passion for his work and community, for the people, and forth his family. he is an unsung hero who will be missed but always remember her. my apologies -- i tried to keep it together but i want to thank the community for being here today to recognize someone who was our angel and friend. [applause] president chiu: we have a couple
of other colleagues the would like to speak to this. supervisor mirkarimi: supervisor kim's passion and sorrows before those of us who have known eric. the day after he died i went over to united players in on howard street. a little shocked and unclear as to what happened. i wanted to speak to members of the community over there. i'm still kind of processing y eric has passed. i have not heard exactly. it is a mystery then and it appears to be now. we are prepared and i want to thank supervisor kim for the recognition that she is applying right now to present an in memoriam when it comes to roll call. united place was a community and eric was a pillar in the
community. it is well known because of the work that is done in the streets that erik and united place has been essential in helping us take that to our streets in a way that grass-roots would want to take back our streets. and empower community where they had been disempowered. i greatly appreciate the outpouring of support, greatly appreciate those who recognize the true commitment and contribution by eric and others in the community of united place. today is a small recognition for that. supervisor avalos: eric was also a resident of my district. i want to acknowledge that and the work that he has done has spanned many areas. he was a part of organizing -- we had several peace marches of the last couple of years that eric took part in and helped
sponsor building unity among the youth. that is the same work that has been going on in the south embarcadero. i want to abolish the love that eric brought to the community and helped bring up a lot of young people whose lives are better because of his work. i want to thank him for that. supervisor kim: i do want to recognize members of his family who are here today. his sister, his brother, his brother, and his mother. many of our family's first come to the south of market, and as supervisor avalos mentioned, our residents of district 11. if we could call up his family to receive a commendation on behalf of e, and all the members of the united players, thank you for being here. [applause]
[applause] >> my brother eric was a great man. he still is to this day. he is up there watching over us all like he was with all of the kids. but yeah, nothing else i can say. no words can explain how my brother loved the community, the city of san francisco, and of course, the giants. i appreciate all you have done and thank you in. [applause]
>> good afternoon everybody. i want to thank the board of supervisors for bestowing this honor up on eric. it takes that sometimes for us to recognize the people who really have an impact on our lives. i want to a college eric and also there are so many people like him who work to make several cisco a great place. he just did his work. he did not like doing interviews, he did not want to be on camera. he just did his work. because that is what he believed in. i just want to thank you. this is for eric but i know eric would also want me to speak for those people that just do their work to make the city better. so i thank you. this is a young man who would like to say a few words.
>> he was my case manager. he helped me in my school work. when i got in trouble, he always helped me. he wanted me to graduate, so i've got to finish it for him. [applause] >> thank you. and thank you for giving him this honor. president chiu: thank you. thank you all very much for being here today. >> i just want to say that i am his sister. i've known him for a long time
growing up in san francisco. we lost a great leader and a great son the other dead. he is a friend and mentor to a bunch of the younger generation. e wood of only like us to continue on the good fight, to make the city a better place. that is our city, the city we grew up in, the city went to the public schools and, that we currently live in, and i am utterly proud to say that i know the family and the family will continue in that will continue to dedicate their time and souls to this great city in the will only make it good because of the salt of the earth, people like e. izz, i love you like a sister. much respect to the family and this city that we call home. thank you. [applause]
president chiu: thank you very much for the presentation. i think that concludes our commendations for today. madam clerk, could we go to roll call. >> for soro call for introductions, supervisor cohen. supervisor cohen: thank you very much. i told you it was going to be a long, exciting day. in colleagues, here today i am excited in -- i am excited to introduce to you a menace to the planning code and zoning maps that facilitate the expansion and relocation of a center for youth wellness in that they view. the center for youth on this is a unique partnership -- was it something i said? [laughter] the center for youth and wellness is a unique partnership between the california medical centers, bayview health, they
the child health centers, the stanford early life stress research program and tipping point community. these organizations have partner together to build a one-stop health and wellness center for san francisco children and families. the center for you bwana's will combine pediatrics with mental health services, educational support, family support, research and best practices, and child abuse response under one roof. unfortunately, what we have begun to see is that youth in the communities to suffer disproportionately from violence and poverty have not only physical health needs, but mental health needs as well. these impacts require a more comprehensive approach to delivering public health services to our youth. the center for public health juana's will be the first in the city to have a comprehensive approach to the physical and emotional needs of our youth in
the city who are business -- who are witnesses or victims of violence, all in one building. thank you mr. chair and madam clerk. the rest i submit. supervisor farrell: thank you i have a few pieces of legislation. i am introducing legislation that i crafted with our mayor's office of housing which has their full support which i thank them for to provide greater neighborhood notice and input for city development projects. later today we will hear the appeals on the youth project in our district. in my opinion, appeal that could have been avoided had neighbors provided breaded notice -- greater notice of the project and ability to provide input before the product was set in stone. specifically, this establishes an e-mail often system -- opt-in
system where they can receive notifications for development that are funded by our city. my hope is we can avoid the debacle which has six -- which has unfolded over the last years in my district. i want to specifically thank our mayor's office of housing for crafting the legislation. they have been great to work with and for their support on the legislation. i am introducing a resolution commending our golden gate valley branch library reopening. originally opened in 1918, the golden gate valley branch is a landmark carnegie library and is fully accessible, technologically updated, and has been transformed into a state of the art library designed to serve the neighborhood for many more decades to come. the renovation has been a team effort between the public library, staff and administrators, department of public works building design and construction addition, a fine
line construction, taggard architects, and in numbers of fish. and members of the community raised funds and design the branch to sue their neighborhoods me needs. i commend the library, the friends of the library, and the department of public works. members of the surrounding neighborhood and the entire team and made this writing so successful for their dedication and hard work. i invite everyone to join us in the celebration of the rededication of the golden gate valley branch library on saturday, october 15, at 1:00. the rest i submit. supervisor chu: i have submitted my item. supervisor wiener: i submit. supervisor kim: -- supervisor mirkarimi: i submit. president chiu: i have a couple of items today.
some have to do with neighborhood issues with in my district a. i want to first mention that the district i represent are many of the densest neighborhoods not just in the city, but in the west coast which the least amount of open space. like every neighborhood, we have challenges hanging on to families and our family flight has been exacerbated by the limited amount of open space and recreation space. there was language pass a number of years back by the board of supervisors that prevent buildings and structures from being built on part parcels in my district. that was meant to protect our open space, but it turns out that it would also block the building of playground structures on such parcels. i am introducing a technical piece of legislation to clarify that hopefully someday, we can build playgrounds structures on some of this opens days. i have a second item to request a hearing on the status of the eight washington project.
this is a product in my district of the golden coast and barbary district neighborhoods. there have been many questions raised about this project regarding recreation and housing needs. i would like to ask for a hearing so the questions can be answered. i know there are a lot of folks who want to hear about what the current plans are. the third item i am introducing today is an item that i have worked with our city attorney as well of supervisor wiener on, which has to do with security in our city's parking lots and in and around our nightclubs. in the last couple of years, we have passed several pieces of legislation to make sure that there is adequate security in and around nightclubs in san francisco. in recent months, there have been requests made of us and by the entertainment industry and nightclub owners in to consider security measures in and around our parking lots, particularly
those that are close to nightclub venues. over the last few days, there was another incident of violence that occurred in those spaces. the legislation that supervisor wiener and i are introducing would require all parking lots to have a security plan. for those who are within 1,000 feet of an entertainment permit, to ensure that there is adequate lighting, to ensure that exits and entrances are properly maintained, and to ensure that there is security during the hours of operation of these lots and into the wee hours of the morning, which is where these incidences of violence take place. i want to thank supervisor wiener for his work on this issue and look for to his consideration. supervisor campos: thank you. colleagues, as i noted earlier, i will be introducing an ordinance that will require that meetings of the san francisco ethics commission be televised.
i look forward to your support in that effort. i know that there is a lot of interest in this issue. the key is that we want to provide more transparency to the very important work that the ethics commission does. the rest i submit. supervisor kim: thank you. i had already mentioned this earlier, but i am introducing legislation to amend our public financing laws. i had spoken of it in detail about that previously during our discussion. basically, incorporating some of the amendments that would actually take out the portion of our public finance law that is now on constitutional by the u.s. supreme court, but also makes steps to protect the intent of public financing, to continue to encourage candidates to participate and be able to allow candidates to run sufficient campaigns as they run for office.
i want to a knowledge my cosponsor, supervisor avalos, supervisor campos, and supervisor mirkarimi, and supervisor mar. >> thank you, supervisor kim. supervisor mar. supervisor mar: thank you, madam clerk. many of you have probably heard about the unfortunate stabbing death that occurred in the richmond district on monday morning. i wanted to ask my colleagues to close the meeting in more import dina and peter wu, two of the victims in the violent incident. the passing of dina and her son -- she was 73 and her son was 44. that passed in a domestic violence incident that occurred in monday morning in the richmond district, a few blocks
from my home. mr. dennis wu, who was also involved in the ascent. they emigrated from china decades ago and have been very involved in the chinese community. dennis has served as the president of the wu family welfare association for several terms. i will be joining the police commissioner at our police chief and others from the richmond area at a community meeting this evening at 6:30 at the richmond rec center. the police chief will answer concerns about the incident and i and others will be there to give our condolences to the family but also make our communities safe and address issues such as domestic violence in our neighborhood. the rest i submit.
>> seeing no other names on the offer -- on the roster, that includes roll-call for introduction. president chiu: was going other two are four-o'clock special orders? the first hour like to call is the order about the edward the second project. if you could call items 45 and 42 as well as an item 10. >> persons interested in decisions of the planning department and the commission's affirmation of the-declaration adopted and issued on july 14, 200011. projects located at 3151 through 3161 scott street. item 37 is the motion reversing departments issuance of the- declaration. item 38 is the motion directing the findings. item 39 is the person's interest
of planning commission's presentation on properly located at 3151-3155 scott street. item 31 is approving the conditional use association. item 41 is disapproving the commission's finding to approved the conditional use association. item 10 has been called. president chiu: on today's hearing, we have to hearings on the project of 3151-3155 scott street, the edward the second project. this would allow the creation of 25 units of housing, 24 of them for transitional aid to you from 18-24. we have an appeal of the- declaration. there is an appeal of the
conditional use authorization for this project. both of these have been brought by the same appellant, the county all association and various other associations to. the issues on the appeals are different. our consideration of the appeals of the neg dec, involves the inaccurate -- the inaccuracies and inadequacy of the declaration. six votes of the board are required. our appeal of the conditional use authorization involves an analysis of whether the planning commission's determination to authorize the project was appropriate. this hearing is quasi--judicial and nature and may require due process. to overturn planning or to authorize the conditions, eight boats of the board are required. while both hearings involve distinct analysis, they relate to the same project and the consideration of many members of
the public that may wish to speak on one or both of these issues. under consideration of the appellant, the board, and itself, i suggest we consolidate into a single hearing. in order to ensure that the project sponsor and others receive a full opportunity to address the appeals, i propose that we conduct the hearing as follows -- first, the appellate will have up to 10 minutes to present their case for the appeal. the appellate will then have 10 additional minutes to appeal the conditional use application. next, members of the public to support either or both of the appeals, meaning you want to request to reject the neg dac or conditional use, you missed but -- you may be for up to 10 minutes on both of these issues. next, the planning debarment will have up to 10 minutes to present the analysis for certifying the neg dec and another 10 minutes to present
analysis for authorizing the conditional use and planning unit development. following planning a presentation, the real party in interest, the project sponsor, will have up to 10 minutes to present their case for certification of the- declaration. the project sponsor will have up to 10 minutes confirming the authorization. following the project sponsor, members of the public debt which to support the issuance of the neg dec and the conditional use of -- conditional use authorization may speak for up to 10 minutes on both issues. we ask the speakers to identify a particular appeal if they wish. finally, the appellants will have up to three minutes for rebuttal in support of the neg dec appeal and the conditional use authorization. at the end of the hearing, we are considered by law to consider the question of the issuance of the-declaration and therefore, we will first vote on
whether to affirm the neg dec. in the event it is confirmed, we will then confirm or overturned the conditional use authorization. given that this relates to the conditional use authorization is quasi--judicial in nature, we need to provide parties with due process for this entire proceeding. members may not be biased or predispose toward a particular option on this project. all of us will be considering the same effects, records, and testimony. colleagues, any objections to proceeding in this way? let me ask the supervisor farrell resided you have any official comment. why don't we proceed to the hearing? i will have four representatives from the appellants. if you could please set up. as i said before, you have of 210 minutes to present your case for the appeal of the neg